What is the best time to take Diabetes Medication (Drugs and Injections)

This article aims to help clear your doubts about the common questions asked regarding diabetes medication. “When to take diabetes medicines?”, “Should they be taken before or after meals?” Go through this article to find answers. Anti diabetic drugs (tablets) Time of administration Glimepiride* 30 min before meals Gliclazide IR 30 min before meals Gliclazide … Read more

What are the Insulin injection site Complications?

There are 2 common problems that can occur at insulin injection sites: Lipoatrophy Lipohypertrophy Lipoatrophy Lipoatrophy means fat under the skin disappears and it causes shallow indentations in the skin at the injection site. This happens because of allergic reaction in which the fatty tissue is destroyed. Lipohypertrophy Lipohypertrophy means excessive growth of fat cells … Read more

Where do you Inject Insulin?

Insulin is given as an injection in the layer of fat below the skin. This is called as “subcutaneous fat”. Where to inject ? It should be given to the subcutaneous layer (fat layer). Do not give to the skin as it could be painful and lesser chance of absorption. It should not be given … Read more

What are the Side Effects of Insulin Injection?

Insulin is used in the treatment of patients with most types of diabetes. Need for insulin depends upon the degree of insulin deficiency.

All Type 1 diabetics need insulin treatment; individuals dealing with Type 2 diabetes will require insulin over time as their beta-cell function will gradually decline.

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What happens when Insulin Levels are High?

Insulin levels tend to be high in Prediabetes and early type 2 diabetes in many cases. This is because of the phenomenon of insulin resistance, which means that the insulin produced by the body is unable to keep glucose levels in check due to the resistance to its action at the level of several tissues of the body.

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